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Saying it has the power of the American people on their side, proponents of the long-embattled Keystone XL Pipeline plan to deliver more than a half-million comments to the U.S. State Department urging President Obama to approve the pipeline.
“The needlessly long review of the Keystone XL pipeline continues to deprive thousands of Americans of good-paying jobs and the nation of a vital piece of energy infrastructure,” said Cindy Schild, the American Petroleum Institute’s downstream operations senior manager for refining and oil sands, said Thursday morning in her opening statements at a Washington, D.C., news conference.
“At year six, and counting, of the administration’s review, support among policymakers and the public continues to grow,” Schild said. “To make sure the president hears the American people, we will deliver more than 500,000 comments to the State Department urging the president to approve the pipeline.”